Merrex Gold Inc.
TSX VENTURE : MXI

Merrex Gold Inc.

June 12, 2008 10:10 ET

Merrex Announces $5 Million Private Placement of Units

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2008) -

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Gregory Isenor, P.Geo., President and CEO of Merrex Gold Inc. ("Merrex")(TSX VENTURE:MXI) announces that Merrex has engaged a syndicate of agents led by Blackmont Capital Inc. and including Canaccord Capital Corporation ("Agents") for a private placement offering ("Offering") of units (a "Unit"). Each Unit, priced at $0.45, is comprised of one common share (a "Unit Share") and one half of one common share purchase warrant (a "Warrant"), for gross proceeds of approximately $5,000,000. Each whole Warrant will be exercisable by the holder thereof to acquire one common share of the Company (a "Warrant Share") at a price of $0.65 for a period of 12 months following the date of closing ("Closing"). The Unit Shares, the Warrants and, if applicable, the Warrant Shares will be subject to a four-month hold period under applicable Canadian securities laws.

The net proceeds of the Offering will be used for continued drilling and development at the Company's Siribaya gold project, for working capital and for general corporate purposes. Closing is expected to occur on or around July 15, 2008.

Completion of the private placement is subject to certain conditions, including satisfactory due diligence by the Agents and receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals.

Merrex Gold is a mineral resource exploration company focused on exploration for gold in West Mali, Africa, zinc in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and gold in Red Lake, Ontario, with a solid organization of people and projects to enable continued aggressive exploration, discovery, and growth.

This press release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address future exploration drilling, exploration activities and events or developments that the Company expects, are forward looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions.

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